The holidays are coming – they’ll be here before you know it. If you recently spent the summer and fall months working on a kitchen remodel in Swansea, MA and want to show off your all wood construction cabinets and other features in the best way possible, then these tips are for you. As we decorate our homes for the holidays, we often neglect the kitchen. However, if you just invested your time and money into purchasing and installing beautiful cherry stained solid maple cabinetry, then you will want to be sure that your guests have the opportunity to “ooh and ahh” over all your hard work. When you choose beautiful Swansea kitchen cabinets from the Cabinet Factory Outlet on Route 6, your friends and family will be amazed at the great deal that you were able to get on materials.
Make a Checklist
The best way to prepare for a big party is to start by creating a checklist of all the things that you need to do. Make sure to spend some time deep-cleaning your home, especially the kitchen and the guest bathrooms. You don’t want it just to be “presentable,” you want this occasion to be a great way to show everyone your brand new kitchen. Decorating should be minimal in these areas, in fact, the less you have out on the counters, the better. The goal is to show off those brand new all wood construction cabinets and hardware, so you don’t want to clutter up the countertops with a bunch of stuff that you don’t really need for the party anyway. Consider stowing things inside the pantry, cabinets, or hall closet, so they are out of sight and out of reach.
If you will be cooking, which is another great way to really show off your kitchen remodel in Swansea, MA during the holidays, make sure that you know what you will need and where everything will be placed for food prep, cooking, and serving. This will help you plan out any decorative holiday extras that you want to include without making the space feel overcrowded. Consider adding some twinkling lights on top of your new kitchen cabinetry, something that will highlight the beautiful cherry stained solid maple or deep, rich espresso wood without overpowering it. Plain white lights are festive and can be used throughout the holiday season if you will be hosting multiple parties. Make sure to use no-mess, no-damage hanging strips instead of tape or push pins to hang your lights so they can be easily removed after the celebration is over.
Relocate Important Items
Another great tip for hosting a party at your home is to relocate important items to a safe place. Instead of keeping your car keys, wallet, purse, and bills out on the counter, as you might do during the week, consider getting a basket, decorative box, or some other type of container that coordinates with your kitchen remodel in Swansea, MA to house all of those important things. This will help you know where things are located if you need to grab something quickly, prevent guests from moving (or taking) things that are that important, and protect them from damage. You can even just pick up the entire box or basket and move it into your bedroom during the party without losing track of where all those essential items are being stowed.
Clean Out the Fridge
While it might sound odd to focus on appliances when you want your guests to notice your brand new Swansea kitchen cabinets, the key is to create a complete package. Go through the refrigerator and clear out all those condiment bottles that have maybe a teaspoon of BBQ sauce, hot sauce, and mustard left inside and consider getting fridge organizer tools from your local home store. Consider all the large trays of food that you will want to store for the party and adjust your shelves accordingly. Wipe everything down and sanitize it to create a clean pallette. Save room for beverages that you might want to chill in advance. Wipe everything down on the outside as well and remove all the refrigerator magnets and school flyers. You don’t want a cruddy refrigerator to detract from your brand new cherry stained solid maple cabinets and cupboards.
Want a New Kitchen to Show Off to Family & Friends?
If you are thinking about doing a kitchen remodel in Swansea, MA or anywhere in the surrounding area, make sure to stop by the Cabinet Factory Outlet, located just off Route 6. Whether your home remodeling fantasies include a white, brown, blonde, cherry, or deep espresso kitchen featuring all wood construction cabinets or if you are dreaming about a brand new bathroom vanity and extra storage, you can find it all here at our showroom on Grand Old Army of the Republic Highway. We have all the materials you need to create the kitchen (or bathroom) of your dreams!